ExlService Holdings (NASDAQ: EXLS) and Genpact Limited (NYSE:G) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

94.9% of ExlService Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.2% of Genpact Limited shares are held by institutional investors. 5.8% of ExlService Holdings shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.6% of Genpact Limited shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for ExlService Holdings and Genpact Limited, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ExlService Holdings 1 3 5 0 2.44
Genpact Limited 0 2 5 0 2.71

ExlService Holdings currently has a consensus price target of $59.11, indicating a potential upside of 4.66%. Genpact Limited has a consensus price target of $30.83, indicating a potential upside of 8.34%. Given Genpact Limited’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Genpact Limited is more favorable than ExlService Holdings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares ExlService Holdings and Genpact Limited’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ExlService Holdings $720.56 million 2.64 $101.10 million $1.97 28.67
Genpact Limited $2.62 billion 2.10 $438.33 million $1.33 21.40

Genpact Limited has higher revenue and earnings than ExlService Holdings. Genpact Limited is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ExlService Holdings, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares ExlService Holdings and Genpact Limited’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ExlService Holdings 9.53% 14.34% 11.04%
Genpact Limited 10.22% 23.33% 9.85%

Volatility & Risk

ExlService Holdings has a beta of 1.3, suggesting that its stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Genpact Limited has a beta of 0.5, suggesting that its stock price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Genpact Limited pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. ExlService Holdings does not pay a dividend. Genpact Limited pays out 18.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

ExlService Holdings beats Genpact Limited on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

ExlService Holdings Company Profile

ExlService Holdings, Inc. is an operations management and analytics company. The Company segments include Insurance; Healthcare; Travel, Transportation and Logistics; Finance and Accounting (F&A); Analytics, and All Other. The Insurance operating segment serves property and casualty insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, annuity and retirement services companies. The Healthcare operating segment serves healthcare payers and providers. The Travel, Transportation and Logistics operating segment primarily serves clients in the travel, transport and logistics industries. The F&A operating segment provides finance and accounting business process management (BPM) services across an array of F&A processes. The Analytics services focus on driving business outcomes for its customers by generating data-driven insights across all parts of its customers’ businesses. The All Other segment includes banking and financial services, utilities and consulting operating segments.

Genpact Limited Company Profile

Genpact Limited is engaged in providing digitally powered business process management and services. The Company is also engaged in designing, transforming and running a combination of processes, as well as providing solutions that combine elements of its service offerings. The Company’s segments include Business process outsourcing and Information technology services. The Company offers various vertical activities, which include banking and financial services, capital markets, consumer product goods services, healthcare, infrastructure and manufacturing services, insurance and life sciences. In addition to these vertical activities, it also offers analytics and research, collections and customer services, consulting and transformation services, core industry operations services, enterprise application services, finance and accounting (F&A) services, information technology (IT) infrastructure management services, and supply chain and procurement services.

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